James thanks fans for being here. She thanks management for letting her have the word and says November will be 24 years since she first entered the wrestling circuit. She says this is more than half her life and she has spent that time living, breathing, bleeding and crying in order to work. She says the past two years have been a journey, from sitting on her sister’s deathbed to being released six months later. She says that all the criticism and negativity against her got into her head, but fans helped her ground it.
James went on to say that she had one of the greatest spins of her career after winning her last knockout title. She said that after she lost her belt to Tasha Stiles and later betrayed her by Chelsea Green, it held her back even more. It made her feel like she didn’t belong anymore and said she couldn’t do that anymore. She said she took a break from wrestling to do some soul searching to figure out what she needed to do. She said all she wanted to do was give the woman equal opportunities and time. She said that if she got to the point where she couldn’t stay with the women there, she would leave.
James has announced that she is not retiring, but says she wants to test herself. She says she’s not asking for a knockout title match, but wants to make her way towards it. She issues an open challenge to any of the women in the back and says that if she ever loses on her journey, she will retire. She says she promised it would be a fun trip and it would end in one of two ways: Either she would take home the knockout title or she would retire.
We head backstage to Gia Miller and Josh Alexander. She asks about his reaction to James’ announcement and praises it for being one of the greatest knockouts ever. Alexander then addresses Eddie Edwardsa and says that they will find out who the best man in Pound for Glory is. He says the Honor No More can be as bitter as they want it to be, and says there’s no chance he’ll spit in the face of the company that helped him.
Edwards enters and sends Miller in. Edwards says he appreciates his loyalty, but is a fool for being loyal to the company. He says Heath cut it off before he said his article. Heath comes out of nowhere and kicks him out of the chair.
After the break, Scott Demore approaches Heath. He says no one loves him more than he loves him, but Demore says he can’t keep making him attack the No. 1 contender. Demore presents a match to Heath and Edwards next week and Heath thanks him saying that’s all he wants. Heath approaches Alexander and apologizes for cutting him off. Alexander shrugged him off, saying that Edwards was right to have interrupted him before he could utter his essay.
Back in ringside, Alex Zane heads to the ring, followed by Mascara Dorada.
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